Cyanoptila cyanomelana, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1829
The blue-and-white flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana) is a migratory songbird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. The species is also known as the Japanese flycatcher. It breeds in Japan, Korea, and in parts of north eastern China and the Russian Far East. It winters in South East Asia, especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Sumatra and Borneo. This species has been recorded as a vagrant from the Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka in 2014.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Passage migrant
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Mainly spring and autumn passage migrant BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Muscicapidae Genus Cyanoptila Species Cyanoptila cyanomelana
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Bangkok Province Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Phu Kha National Park Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary Kaeng Krachan National Park Khao Khitchakut National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Klaeng District, Rayong Mae Wong National Park Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi Mueang Tak District, Tak Namtok Phlio National Park Pang Sida National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Samae San Island Samut Prakan Province Similan Islands Sri Phang-nga National Park Surin Islands Thale Ban National Park Wapi Pathum District, Maha Sarakham Range map of Cyanoptila cyanomelana in Thailand
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